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Below is a family biography included in the book, The History of Hardeman County, Tennessee published by Goodspeed Publishing Company in 1887.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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William D. Galloway, a well-to-do farmer and for four years magistrate of the Ninth Civil District of Hardeman County, was born in this county June 1, 1842, the second of six children born to Robert and Martha (McCrory) Galloway. The father was born in Limestone County, Ala., February 19, 1817. He was a life-long farmer, a Whig in politics, and a worthy member of the Methodist Church. The mother was a native of North Carolina, born in Mecklenburg County, November 13, 1820. She was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church. William D. after securing a good education began early in life as a farmer. He has always made his native county his home with the exception of the time he served in the Confederate Army. In 1876 he settled on 200 acres of land, but in 1882 moved to where he now resides. Mr. Galloway has been an active business man all his life and now owns 750 acres of land in Hardeman County. January 13, 1876, he married Miss Sarah McCammon, a most worthy lady and daughter of George and Elizabeth McCammon, both still living in Hardeman County. Mrs. Galloway was born in Hardeman County October 5, 1853, and she and husband are the parents of these children: Nona G., born April 6, 1877; Bunyan, October 8, 1878; Kelcie, February 6, 1880; Edgar, April 8, 1881; David, October 5, 1882, and Wilmer, July 9, 1884. Mr. Galloway is a Democrat in politics, and he and wife are members of the Missionary Baptist Church.

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This family biography is one of 101 biographies included in the book,  The History of Hardeman County, Tennessee published in 1887 by Goodspeed.  The History of Hardeman County was included within The History of Fayette and Hardeman Counties of Tennessee. For the complete description, click here: History of Fayette and Hardeman Counties, Tennessee

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